Monthly Archives: October 2005

The Nile ain’t a river in Saskatchewan

Usually before we go anywhere, Jerry will joke that I’m in weather denial. This comment stems from the fact that I don’t like having to wear my winter coat or layers any longer than I have to. If I can get away wearing a bunny-hug or sweater, I’m good. Of course this is quite a change from his perspective on the weather, as he’ll wear 3 or 4 layers when it’s barely sweatshirt/sweater temperatures outside!

That said, tonight is calling for flurries — Wednesday’s forecast, too. And by the looks of outside right now, I wouldn’t be surprised if my hair does get a bit frosty on the trek home later.

It never fails, every year I’m never fully prepared for winter. This year’s no different!

Though apparently someone else in our graduate student hovel office is in a bit of rush, seasonally-speaking. For the third day straight, I’ve heard Christmas carols playing in someone’s cubicle. I can handle the crooning of Bing, but when Celine comes on — that’s just a little too much for this girl.


New digs

Time for a change — New look, new comments, same content!

Let me know whatcha think.

EDIT: Grrr, now I know why I hadn’t changed my template in 3 years — what. a. pain. Firefox is way friendlier to me than IE. Hopefully it loads okay in both browsers, now.

You fit in with:

Your ideals are mostly spiritual, but in an individualistic way. While spirituality is very important in your life, organized religion itself may not be for you. It is best for you to seek these things on your own terms.

60% spiritual.
40% reason-oriented.

Take this quiz at

It looks like me and Fundamentalists are at separate ends of the spectrum — nice to see it visually, confirming what I pretty-much knew already by experience.

(via this Taoist guy I know)

It’s Hallowe’en tomorrow, though it doesn’t feel like it — that could be because I missed the annual Rocky Horror Picture Show last night, the first time in years.

But in honor of the festive holiday I never was allow to celebrate until I became an adult, some links:

  • Next, check out some extreme pumpkins pictures, including my personal favorite, the puking pumpkin. That reminds me, I’ve got to carve ours tonight!

Have you ever had one of those dreams that you still vividly remember after you’ve woken up? And not only do you remember all of its details — but you somehow feel changed, because of it?

I’m not going to bore anyone with the details of my dreams, but right now I’m in that creepy space where the dream world intertwines with reality.

Maybe it’s because it’s Hallowe’een tomorrow? That, or it could always be because I stayed up until 5AM reading a novel.

Originally uploaded by ewidem.

Happy Fitznukkah, Everybody!
Al Franken

That’s right — it isn’t a one-day holiday like Fitzmas. This could go on and on. One day a great gift like Libby, the next day a pair of socks (Ari Fleischer), the next day, who knows: maybe an Xbox 360 (Karl Rove)! Maybe this can be dragged out until the 2006 midterms.

Anyway. Boy, did he lie! Wow. That. Is lying. Hoo boy.

And how about Rove telling the press he was going to have a great Friday and a great weekend? They can’t even not lie about what kind of weekend they’re going to have.

The only disappointment was the lack of a “treason” indictment. Looks like thirty years is the most Scooter will get. But who knows? He might get squeezed and end up ratting out the other guys, and get only eight to twelve.

It occurs to me that all of this may be about covering up the phony rationale for the march to war. One of you enterprising “bloggers” should look into that. Here’s a clue: At one point, Cheney told Tim Russert, “there’s no doubt that Saddam has reconstituted his nuclear program.” If that statement could be proven false, that might provide the motive for smearing Joe Wilson and his wife, Valerie Flame.